Matthew Riley

VP, Educational Services and Executive Director at May Institute

In addition to overseeing the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Mass., Dr. Riley is responsible for developing and guiding educational initiatives for all May schools for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

He has worked with children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and emotional support needs for more than 15 years. During this time, he has worked in residential, public, and non-public school settings, and in private homes. In the course of this work, he has supported teams and families in the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, skill development, and system-wide implementation of the principals of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Prior to joining May Institute, Dr. Riley ran his own private consulting business for five years, supporting school districts, specialized schools, and families. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of an approved private school serving students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages 5-21.

He received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. Dr. Riley completed his dissertation on “Functional Behavioral Assessment in School Settings: Best Practices for Training.” During his training, he completed practicum and internship experiences in Neuropsychological Assessment, ABA, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy while working in community-based, school, and residential treatment settings. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who is deeply committed to providing individuals with the skills to support autonomy and choice in order to lead full and productive lives.

Dr. Riley has served as adjunct faculty at Immaculata University, teaching course work in school psychology with a focus on assessment of children and adolescents. In addition, he has presented at many conferences and workshops including the Chester County Countywide Inservice Day, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and in various school districts.

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